"I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."- Roald Dahl
This week students will be finishing writing, revising and editing their argument essays. I'm really proud of the students for being great researchers and continually adding to their research to strengthen their arguments. Block I and II Argument essay is due Tuesday, February 2nd, and Block III Argument essay is now due Friday,February 5th.
The students will be bringing home historical fiction book choices on Tuesday, February 2nd. They'll need a parent/guardian signature on their choices to be returned by Friday, February 5th. This will kick off our historical fiction unit. The students will read and jot on a nonfiction book that gives information on the historical era. Then read the historical fiction book.
I postponed the informational article that stem from the interviews they conducted over Winter Break to give them a writing break. This way they can see how a writer researches the history in order to construct an accurate and interesting story.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: firstname.lastname@example.org homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com